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Compost Production and Utilization: A Growers’ Guide
Author: Mark Van Horn

Practical information on the production and use of compost, including an understanding of the benefits of compost, the basic biological processes involved in its production, and a way to determine the mix of materials needed for a quality blend.

Publication Number: 21514 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: 1995 Length: 19 pp.

000010040
Price: $5.00
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From the Farm to Your Table
Author: James Thompson, Adel Kader

Have you ever wondered how to pick out fresh fruits and vegetables at the grocery store, but you had no idea what you were looking for?

This colorful handbook will help you pick good-quality, healthy fruits and vegetables that are a vital part of your daily diet. You’ll learn why there is more to fruit and vegetable quality than meets the eye and how to handle your fresh fruits and vegetables at home to maintain their quality and safety.

You’ll also learn how growing and harvesting factors can effect quality and the effect of growing locations, produce handling methods, and the number of steps between production and retail markets.

Handy tables show you the steps between the field and your table, which fruits and vegetables should be stored in the refrigerator and which should be stored on the counter, what to look for when selecting produce at the market.

After reading this guide you will feel confident picking out your favorite produce items at the store or farmers’ market.

Publication Number: 21643 Author: James Thompson, Adel Kader Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-610-6 Copyright Date: 2009 Length: 16 pp
160107610

Price: $7.00
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Retail Garden Center Manual
Author: Dennis R. Pittenger

This study guide was written for individuals seeking to become California Certified Nursery Professionals (CCN Pros). Developed through a partnership between the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC), this practical, easy-to-use manual covers important topics on basic horticulture, soil, fertilizer, and water management, plant problem diagnosis, integrated pest management, landscape design, and nursery sales. Also contains an appendix summarizing nursery laws and regulations, a glossary and an index.

From indoor plants to lawns – this is a valuable reference for any career professional in the garden retail trade. As the primary information source for home gardeners, well-trained staff knowledgeable in basic horticulture is important to retailers wanting to better meet their customer's needs.

Publication Number: 3492 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-747 Copyright Date: 2006 Length: 196 pp.

187990674
Price: $25.00
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Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees
by Richard Horan

Dear Richard,

I heard your excellent interview on NPR’s “On Point,” and have now read your marvelous book Seeds. Thank you for creating this beautiful testimony to the enduring inspiration of trees!

As an author myself, I have been profoundly influenced by trees. My trilogy, The Great Tree of Avalon, was inspired by a grand English Oak atop Boar’s Hill near Oxford. As an Oxford student in the 1970s, I spent many a lovely hour under that remarkable old tree (and also grew to know the foxes that had made their den in its roots). In addition, my novel The Ancient One was inspired by a night camping (illegally, I confess) among the great redwoods of Muir Woods outside San Francisco. And my chapter book for young children, Tree Girl, was truly the gift of two daughters who enjoy climbing in the branches of our apple trees in Boulder , Colorado.

As a small tip of the hat to you, I would like to send you signed copies of these books. Consider it a way of saying thanks to you for your engaging work.

With gratitude, T. A. Barron

Pub. Date: April 2011 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Format: Paperback , 384pp
006186168

Price: $14.99
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